Ask Musleh – Why Ramadan Can’t Change You – Sincerity

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh everyone, I hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you all the strength and the health and the body, that you're enjoying this blessed month of Ramadan. And if you see this video after the month has left us that may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us our righteous efforts along mean, one of the biggest problems with any act of worship is we never know if that act of worship can actually instill the change and the desire we want to achieve out of that worship. Most people when they go for Hajj, it's because they want to become better people. They want to improve their lives, they want to increase in their righteous deeds. They want the loss

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of Hannah hautala to forgive them. And they just want that fighting chance in this world that Bismillah they will be given paradise. However, brothers and sisters, which you probably notice is for most Muslims, that's not the case. They'll perform the Hajj. They'll go into Ramadan, they'll pray the total we they'll fast. They'll do every single act of worship out there. And no change. They can't seem to break bad habits. The guy still smokes a cigarette. The girl still with her boyfriend. Nothing seems to change. But at the same token, she's a hijab. He He's always in the masjid. He's still praying five times a day. But these bad habits aren't leaving them Why? Brothers

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and sisters, I want to devote the next few episodes and talk to you about why Ramadan can change you. And the first point that I want to focus on is the sincerity when the Ramadan began. Now ask yourself What did it feel like? Were you looking forward to Allah subhanho wa Taala sets a goal for us in soo little Baccarat and tells us yeah, you are Latina mo it's a verse you've probably been listening to all pre Ramadan and all throughout Ramadan. And anytime somebody talks about this month, these are the verses that they're going to speak to you about why? Because they're the most explicit verses in the poor and talking about Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, you who

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believe quotevalet como cM kamakoti barilla lithium and publikum la la quinta taco. I've prescribed for you fasting the same kind of fast I prescribed for nations that came before you Why? So that you have a fighting chance la locum, perhaps insha Allah you'll attain taqwa. Allah gives you the vision. Allah gives you the focus of where your sincerity should be. It should be for taqwa. Remember, the word Tuckwell comes from the word with Kaya tune, which means to protect yourself from something that's about to harm you. So even if you're in your home and you turn on your security system, that's tequila, you're protecting your family from the harmful elements that might be

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lurking around your home. So you want to protect yourself from what from Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhana wa tada is punishment. How? By following what he says to do, and abstaining for what he's prohibited from for you. Now, with that intention, now things are gonna start to make sense. So Ramadan won't change an individual won't change you and I, unless our sincerity is in check, unless you know exactly what it is that you want to achieve out of this month. And it's really important for you to realize that not only with the month of Ramadan, but any act of worship, what is it that you want to get out of that particular solid, out of that hatch, out of that armor, out of that good

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deed out of that sada all of these things will help steer your sincerity in the right direction. This is why one famous tab here by the name of Imam Azadi Rahim Allah.

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He once said that he struggled for 25 years of his life to keep his sincerity in check. And it still was a struggle for him, he still had to figure out some way to keep that sincerity where it needed to be. So what this teaches you and I is that sincerity is not a button that you turn on when the worship begins and then it it automatically stays on or somehow will have a default button and shut off again. It doesn't work like that. You have to struggle with keeping your sincerity in check each and every moment of your life. It's a struggle. And so, this is why it allows in Arabic sincerity comes from the word hollow, so which means to separate two things. So people who are in this

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category of sincerity are very special, very unique be from them. And so brothers and sisters, now that you understand this dilemma or this problem, how do you fix it? We will discuss that in sha Allah tala in future episodes, so stay tuned. This is just food from

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Thought Think about it, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you